Moore with Significant Lead Over Strange for GOP US Senate Nomination in Alabama. Democrat Doug Jones in statistical tie in General Election

A new Emerson Poll finds Alabama incumbent Senator Luther Strange trailing former Judge Roy Moore by 14 percentage points with about two weeks until the Special Election on September 26. Moore polled at 40% while Strange was at 26%. Thirty-four percent (34%) of voters were undecided, and the survey had a margin of error of 5.2 percentage points.

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Strange Closes Gap but Moore Still leads by Double Digits in AL for GOP Senate Nomination

A new Emerson College Poll of Alabama finds that over the past two weeks, incumbent Senator Luther Strange has gained ground in his battle with challenger Roy Moore just two days before the September 26 runoff. Moore still leads Strange 50% to 40%, but the gap has narrowed. Strange trailed Moore by 14 points two weeks ago in Emerson’s previous Alabama poll.

President Trump’s ardent support of Luther Strange in the recent weeks is the likely cause of the gap closing. Voters in Alabama give President Trump a 61% favorable opinion and 32% unfavorable opinion, but of likely GOP Alabama primary voters, Trump’s popularity soars to 80% favorable. However, even among Trump’s supporters, Moore has razor-thin lead 49%-47%, a significant improvement for Strange since the last Emerson poll, in which Moore led among Trump supporters 51% to 32%.

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Mayor Walsh Leads by 31 points with Affordable Housing a Key Issue

A new Emerson College poll finds Boston Mayor Marty Walsh enjoying sky high popularity, with a 72% favorable opinion among those surveyed in Boston, and a 31 point lead in the primary scheduled for September 26. The poll of likely voters has Walsh at 52% with his closest competition, Councilor Tito Jackson at 21%, 16% are still undecided.

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Strange and Moore poised for Runoff in AL GOP Primary, Jones with chance to wrap of Democratic nomination

A new Special Election primary poll for the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions finds the appointed Senator Luther Strange in a statistical dead heat with former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore at 32% to 29%, both men appear well below the 50% threshold needed to win the nomination outright and it is more likely than not that a September 26 run-off will be needed. Congressman Mo Brooks is in third with 15% and State Senator Trip Pittman rounds out the top four with 10%. Eleven-percent (11%) of Republican primary voters were undecided and no other candidate was above 2%.

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Greg Gianforte (R) coasts with double-digit lead in MT congressional race. Voters show favorable opinion of Donald Trump, strong support of Keystone XL pipeline

A new poll shows Republican Greg Gianforte ahead of Democrat Rob Quist in the race for Montana’s newly-vacant congressional seat. Gianforte yields 52% of the vote to Quist’s 37%. Libertarian Mark Wicks takes 5% of the vote, while 7% of Montana voters remain undecided. Since Montana has only one congressional district, this will be the first statewide election since President Trump took office.

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Jon Ossoff (D) leads in GA 6th district but short of 50% threshold. Handel and Gray battle for second

A new poll for the Special Election to fill Congressman Tom Price’s vacant seat shows Democrat Jon Ossoff leading by a significant margin with 43% of the vote, followed by Republicans Karen Handel at 17%, Bob Gray at 15% and Dan Moody at 9%. The data collected April 13-15 has a margin of error of 5.4 percentage points, which means Ossoff has less than a 5% chance of clearing the 50% threshold needed to win the primary outright and forgo a general election contest.

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